Laptops & Tablets For Seniors

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For Seniors: Understand Internet Basics

The Internet, links, the web…people and the media bounce around many online-related terms these days, and folks sometimes use them incorrectly. Your first step in getting familiar with the Internet is [more…]

For Seniors: Get to Know Windows 8.1 Mail

Mail may look a bit different from other e-mail programs that use menus and tools to take actions such as deleting an e-mail, creating a new e-mail, and so on. Mail has a sparser, cleaner interface in [more…]

For Seniors: Use Start Screen Internet Explorer Settings

When you are working in an app on your new laptop, such as Internet Explorer, the Settings you access from the Windows 8.1 Charm bar are specific to that app. [more…]

For Seniors: Add Files to SkyDrive

You can easily add files to SkyDrive at any time to back them up or share them with others. SkyDrive is a great place to keep things to free up some space on your laptop or to use as a backup in case your [more…]

For Seniors: Share a SkyDrive Folder with Others

SkyDrive’s purpose is to allow you to share files with others, but you can only share folders from SkyDrive if you go to the site online (rather than using the SkyDrive tile on your Start screen). Sharing [more…]

For Seniors: Use the Sync Feature with Windows 8.1

You can use the Sync feature to share your PC settings among Windows 8.1 devices so you don’t have to redo the settings on each device. To sync, you have to turn on the sync feature. With the Sync feature [more…]

For Seniors: Read Your Windows 8.1 Mail

If you have e-mail, you will probably spend a good deal of time reading what is in your inbox. This is how you access the e-mail accounts you have linked to your Windows 8.1 laptop. [more…]

For Seniors: Understand Cloud Computing

You may have heard the term cloud bandied about. The term comes from the world of computer networks, where certain functionality isn’t installed on computers but resides on the network itself, in the so-called [more…]

For Seniors: Use Google Docs Through the Internet Cloud

Certain apps, such as Maps and People, are built into Windows 8.1. You may purchase or download and install other apps, such as Fresh Paint or Angry Birds, or applications such as Microsoft Word or Excel [more…]

For Seniors: Share Files on the Internet Using SkyDrive

SkyDrive allows you to upload and share files with others. With Windows 8.1, you can share larger files such as videos and photos via SkyDrive as you're working with the Mail app. Sharing files online [more…]

For Seniors: Staying Safe While Online

If you’re using your laptop to go online, you’re probably enjoying all the Internet has to offer. But going online also brings with it some risks. If you understand those risks, you can learn to avoid [more…]

For Seniors: Protect Your Laptop from Malware

Your laptop is similar to your car in terms of the need for safety. It comes with an operating system (such as Microsoft Windows) built in, and that operating system has security features. Sometimes new [more…]

For Seniors: Download Files from the Internet Safely

You should always be aware of where you are downloading files from and practice good habits to keep your personal information safe and away from those that would use it to do you harm. [more…]

For Seniors: Turn on InPrivate Browsing in Internet Explorer

InPrivate Browsing is a feature that stops Internet Explorer version 9, 10, or 11 from saving information about your browsing session, such as cookies that form a record of your activities on some sites [more…]

For Seniors: Use SmartScreen Filter in Internet Explorer

When you activate SmartScreen Filter, you allow Microsoft to check its database for any information on the websites you visit. Microsoft alerts you if any of those websites are known to generate phishing [more…]

For Seniors: Adjust Internet Explorer's Privacy Settings

You can modify how Internet Explorer 11 deals with privacy settings to keep information about your internet browsing habits or your identity safer. It’s easy, just follow these simple steps: [more…]

For Seniors: Understand Your Internet Exposure

Many people think that if they aren't active online, their information isn't exposed. But you aren't the only one sharing your information. Consider how those in your life might expose your information [more…]

For Seniors: Keep Personal Information Private on the Internet

Sharing personal information with friends and family enriches your relationships and helps you build new ones. The key is to avoid sharing information with the wrong people and shady companies — because [more…]

For Seniors: Spot Phishing and Other E-mail Fraud

As in the offline world, the Internet has a criminal element. These cybercriminals use Internet tools to commit the same crimes they've always committed, from robbing you to misusing your good name and [more…]

For Seniors: Choosing an E-Mail Account

Your Internet service provider (ISP) — whether that’s your cable or phone company, or a small local provider — probably offers you a free e-mail account along with your service. You can also get free accounts [more…]

For Seniors: Set Up a Windows 8.1 Mail App

You can set up the Windows 8.1 Mail app to manage Hotmail and other accounts so you can receive all your e-mail messages in one place. This can be handy if you have separate accounts for different purposes [more…]

For Seniors: Allow Firewall Exceptions

When you have a firewall active, you can allow certain programs to communicate through that firewall. For example, you might want to allow live apps such as Weather or Video to send information or content [more…]

For Seniors: Change Account Settings in Windows Mail

Each account that you set up in Mail has its own settings. Therefore, you can configure your work e-mail to have different settings than your personal e-mail. To change setting, follows these easy steps [more…]

For Seniors: Use a Service to Find a Lost Laptop

Laptops are lost or stolen on a frighteningly regular basis. The biggest concern, aside from having to buy a new laptop (which may or may not be covered by your insurance), is what a thief might do with [more…]

For Seniors: Create and Send Windows Mail

Creating e-mail is as simple as filling out a few fields in a form. If you’re using Windows 8.1, sending mail is simpler than ever. Just follow these quick steps: [more…]


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